Ellis Hut / Murderer's Hut (Hawke's Bay)

This is a historic hut which is available for recreational use. The hut was built 1884 for Poporangi Station, and constructed of pit sawn weatherboards. The hut is named for Jack Ellis, a murderer who holed up there in 1904. This hut is the oldest remaining hut in the Ruahine Ranges. The standard route to Ellis Hut starts at the Wakarara Road carpark and involves a crossing of the Makaroro River.

Key information
Owner
Owner: DOC
Category
Basic Hut/Bivvy
Sleeps
Sleeps 4
4
Facilities
Toilet, Open fireplace
Water supply
Tap or tank water
Getting there
Getting there
Ellis Hut is accessed from Wakarara Road, and is at the northern end of the Yeoman's Track.
Unlocked
This hut is unlocked and open to access.
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Other
Altitude
530m
Mobile phone coverage
No coverage
Maps
NZTopo50-BQ24
Link
www.doc.govt.nz/c...http://www.doc.govt.nz/conservation/historic/by-region/hawkes-bay/ellis-hut/
Map
ID 9032

About this hut

Added 4 March 2014 by matthewmatthew. 1 revision 2 February 2020 by SimonJSimonJ.
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